Monday, October 14, 2013

My Autumn Tree Tutorial, Fall and Halloween Ideas, Linky Winner!

Hi Everyone, 

It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada today, so Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers! I always feel like it comes too early as it’s still sunny and I have patio flowers. I wanted more Fall d├ęcor so I made a Autumn tree using 2 branches I taped together with hubby’s hockey tape but duct tape would work. 

Now I have something to go with the Luminary Lanterns I made last week. I used a glue gun to add leaves and flowers to the branches from CD 3,Creating With Vintage Topography and have a little tutorial below for you plus more fun samples by our DT Ladies, a great Tutorial by Sheila Rumney and our Linky Winner! 

 Congrats to winner #6 KT Fit Kitty for her lovely bird card, one of 3 she created using our Bird Notes (now a $5.95 digital stamp set) as the clear set has sold out but images are larger!

You can see some great samples entered in our Linky Party and a big thank you to everyone who entered! I must give an honorable mention to Chrissie from Australia who created a fabulous Mini Pocket Album using a mix of our Sewing Ephemera following DT Member Darlene Pavlick's Pocket Album Tutorial - and Chrissie also made a You Tube Album Video showing all of her pages! 

 Okay let me show you how I made my Autumn Tree as it was easy and would work for a wreath, swag or branch over a window. I wanted different size leaves and flowers and remembered we have some on our CD #3. You can see they are a cool design by our designer Cindy van Koll with a mix of text and funky outlines.

 Don't look at the scary pumpkins! I did their faces using a sharpie.

The 2 leaves and flower I used are on CD 3 in the PNG Folder.  Many PNG files look like jpg files but the images are cut out and just have a white background. You can layer PNG Files and this link goes to my post listing the most popular digital programs you can use and many are free.

First you need to open a blank page to add all the images to. I used Photoshop Elements but you can also copy and paste images using Windows

You may as well fill your page with as many leaves and flowers as you can.

Here is my page with the 2 leaves and flower in various sizes. Yep, you do need to cut them out but I did it while I watched Grey's Anatomy.

 I used a jug and wedged a tea towel to hold the branches upright while I glued leaves on. On my  my Halloween lanterns  post I showed the different images for the 4 clear glass sides.  I have the fun Halloween witch ladies page I made on the opposite side of our family photo.

 I also have short Tutorial for you by Sheila Rumney if you want to learn how to add text to a page for a card or scrapbook layout using Photoshop Elements. 

 Here's a fun Halloween card that DT memeber Darlene Pavlick created using our Halloween CD

 I adore the Thanksgiving card and matching lined envelope that DT Member Kathy Clement made with our .75 cent Autumn Cuts and Digital Thanksgiving Download

DT Member Rebekah Faries made place cards for her family dinner using the Halloween CD and she hand stitched little leaves

 I love this Thanksgiving layout and beautiful greeting cards DT Leader Vicki Chrisman created last year using our Thanksgiving Download.

 Lastly I wanted to share this fun pumpkin idea for stuffed peppers by Wing It Vegan. You could also add a baggie with veggie dip to the pepper.   She also has a big list of more fun Halloween theme food.

I will be back later this week with something new! 

Wishing you joy and creativity

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From the Attic said...

Congratulations to Fit Kitty on being the Linky Party winner and thanks for the mention on my Sewing Pocket :)

Gail said...

Congrats to Fit Kitty - way to go! Enjoy your winnings - thanks for the Linky Party -and Kudos to the DT!

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness - I just read that I won your random draw - Yay!!! Thank you so much - I am squealing with delight over this wonderful prize! I am not sure what to do next - I will look for your email address.

Your autumn tree is gorgeous, as are all of the other fall projects!

Thank you so much - you made my day!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Big thanks to all the ladies who entered our October Linky Party, I emailed everyone the $6.00 Coupon Code. I'm glad you are squealing Kitty, I've also sent you an email to see what you would like to get with your $50 CS Gift Card.

Thanks to all for your support!